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Old Monday 26th May 2014, 18:08   #1
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Talking Nikon ED82

Hi folks, I have a Nikon ED82 scope with the 25x - 75x eyepiece. I love the scope and the eyepiece but would like to digi-scope with the set up. Can anybody recommend a setup that would work? It does not need to be amazing quality merely record shot quality.
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Old Monday 26th May 2014, 19:58   #2
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I have the same scope and eyepiece.
Emailed nikon asking the same question and they said the eyepiece was not suitable for digiscoping.
Ended up getting the 30x DS eyepiece (180 from amazon Germany) DS8 adaptor and a coolpix p310 from eBay.
Found the eyepiece superb and leave it on the scope all the time now
Camera and adaptor work fine and I am slowly getting better with them.
Cost me around 350 in total so not a cheap option.
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Old Tuesday 27th May 2014, 21:50   #3
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I have the same scope and eyepiece.
Emailed nikon asking the same question and they said the eyepiece was not suitable for digiscoping.
Ended up getting the 30x DS eyepiece (180 from amazon Germany) DS8 adaptor and a coolpix p310 from eBay.
Found the eyepiece superb and leave it on the scope all the time now
Camera and adaptor work fine and I am slowly getting better with them.
Cost me around 350 in total so not a cheap option.
Thanks Toby, I suspected as such. 30x eyepiece would not be good for my style of birding but I will bare it in mind.
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Old Tuesday 27th May 2014, 22:49   #4
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Assuming you've got decent camera in your mobile, just get yourself an adapter to attach it to the 25-75x zoom. Or make one yourself. The problem with the zoom is that you'll get lots of vignetting with most phone cameras, basically just a round image. Works for record shots just fine though. Just crop the image and that's it.

Or get a P300/310/330 and an adapter. Better quality, but more stuff to carry in the field.

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Old Wednesday 28th May 2014, 19:37   #5
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Hi folks, I have a Nikon ED82 scope with the 25x - 75x eyepiece. I love the scope and the eyepiece but would like to digi-scope with the set up. Can anybody recommend a setup that would work? It does not need to be amazing quality merely record shot quality.
Hi

I have one of these for sale if you are interested.

http://www.cliftoncameras.co.uk/Nikon_Digiscoping_ubk

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Old Wednesday 28th May 2014, 20:42   #6
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I'd suggest getting a DS30x.

Here's a thread I posted about a home made adapter ring. It's shown on an ED50 but works the same on the ED82.
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=138637

Here's some of my pics with an ED82, DS30, and a Canon S70 or S90
http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...6/ppuser/63161
http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...5/ppuser/63161
http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...2/ppuser/63161
http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...1/ppuser/63161
http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...3/ppuser/63161
http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...3/ppuser/63161
http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...2/ppuser/63161

The beauty, as I see it, of an adapter ring is that it is easy to pre-focus or visually bird, then slip on the ring and put camera to EP for imaging. Put the camera away and the ring in your pocket and carry on.
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